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No more beer? This is serious (access required)

In Georgia and Tennessee, the boundary line fights are all about water. In the Carolinas, the stakes are higher. We fight over beer. If you’ve been watching the border dispute between Georgia and Tennessee unfold (or saw it featured on ...

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Palmetto personality (access required)

Suppose you had to pick one word to describe South Carolina. It’s hardly a fair challenge since the Palmetto State is so many things to so many people. These came to mind for us: Charming, hospitable, delicious, unpredictable, lively and ...

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When ‘flippant’ stings a bit (access required)

Displaying a passion seldom revealed in Social Security claims cases, Senior U.S. District Court Judge G. Ross Anderson Jr. recently felt compelled to remind an Administrative Law Judge of his place in the justice system’s hierarchy. His opinion included an ...

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Status update (access required)

A CLE program titled “War of the Roses in the Digital Age,” put on last month in Greensboro, included the presentation of a fake Facebook page that surprised attendees with its breadth of information and authentic feel. Family lawyer Ketan Soni had asked an attorney who would be at the seminar for permission to impersonate her virtually, using only information found online. Soni, who practices with Hull & Chandler in Charlotte, said the exercise illustrated how vulnerable clients’ virtual identities are to spouses with bad intentions.

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The march of prime time (access required)

  The white-hot popularity of the sleazy lawyer character Saul Goodman on television’s “Breaking Bad” reveals a couple of truths about the age in which we live. First, these are the golden days of television writing. The dialogue flows like ...

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